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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 10, 2012 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia and Diana Ross and Disco: Back me Up Here

In hindsight, especially compared to now, some of those disco songs were well written, competent, pop songs, that were empty headed, but happy . Compare that to the current dance/electronica , that is cold, soulless, with very little organic matter at all .
The album version of those Dead disco songs, are usually pretty lame . The remake of "Dancin'" on Terrapin, deserves special mention for embarrassment .
Live , it is almost like they couldn't help themselves, and the songs had much more life/soul in them . How I hated "Stranger" on the GTH album, with its slick "bomp, bomp, BOMP" . Over the years , live, I got to really like it ,especially the outro jam ,of course .
Read Keith Richard's comments about Studio 54 in his book .